Considering the ocean's floor is the most vast, mysterious surface on the planet, it's really no surprise that science has yet to discover all of the wildlife lurking beneath. Hell, I'm surprised anyone has even tried. Don't get me wrong, I love the ocean, but I draw the line at water going past my shoulders, let alone at 36,200 feet deep.
That number wasn't arbitrary, by the way. It happens to be the deepest part of the ocean — it's at the southern most end of the Mariana Trench, commonly referred to as the Challenger Deep (or as I call it, the Challenger NOPE).
Anyway, I was just trying to school y'all a little bit on some ocean knowledge. The real bread and butter of this story is all about Texas. Not exactly my favorite state, but hey! Everything sure is bigger there and this strange creature that washed up post-Hurricane Harvey is certainly no exception. Take a look —
A couple of scientists have tried to identify the creature, but nothing definitive has been confirmed. According to BBC —
"Her (Preeti Desai) request was passed to biologist and eel specialist Dr Kenneth Tighe, who believes it is a fangtooth snake-eel. He said it may also be a garden or conger eel, because "all three of these species occur off Texas and have large fang-like teeth".
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